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Topdraw Topology Editor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035719D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jamieson, MT: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that will take a topology data file representing either a 9370 or 9406 multi-rack processor configuration and graphically display the file (Fig. 1) on a 3270 graphic terminal for editing. The Topdraw Topology Editor allows a user to manipulate a topology data file with a graphic display of the topology as a visual reference.

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Topdraw Topology Editor

A program is disclosed that will take a topology data file representing either a 9370 or 9406 multi-rack processor configuration and graphically display the file (Fig. 1) on a 3270 graphic terminal for editing. The Topdraw Topology Editor allows a user to manipulate a topology data file with a graphic display of the topology as a visual reference.

The graphic display and editing capabilities of Topdraw has provided users a better understanding of a topology file and has eased maintenance of the file. Manual manipulation of a raw topology file (Fig. 2) is a complex task with a high risk of human error. The Topdraw editor has simplified this manipulation of the topology file with a graphic editor.

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The editor allows addition, deletion, movement and attribute changes of specific hardware devices in the topology. It is an interactive application implementing PF-keys and data screens as input. The results of an editing instruction can be seen immediately on the terminal screen. At the end of an editing session, the results can be saved as a new topology file or discarded.

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